Project RIDE stands for Recreation, Independence, Development and Equipment.
Project RIDE provides special needs children and young adults with modified tricycles and information about adaptive sports programs in Western Massachusetts. It is a program of the Springfield Jewish Community Center. Our emphasis is on the importance of recreational activities for special needs children and their families.
Would you like to participate?
1. Download the 3 registration forms from the Registration Page AND get a signed note form your child’s doctor, physician, or therapist stating that this is an appropriate activity for them to participate in.
2. Return the 3 forms + Note to Jackie Tyler – firstname.lastname@example.org or 1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA 01108, fax #413-739-4747
3. Jackie will contact you to confirm receipt of the paperwork, and when a bike becomes available she will give you a call!
**Please fill out the forms in their entirety (especially, accurate height & weight of your child). Must be able to transport the tricycle to and from the JCC once a year.
You can download the Project Ride application, waiver, and participation agreement on the Registration page.
For more information…
Call Jackie Tyler 413-739-4715 x315
Thank you to the Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc.
The Beveridge Family Foundation’s well-timed generous grant to Project RIDE will enable the purchase of 10 adapted bikes for a new generation of special needs bikers. “It is truly gratifying to experience the joy and confidence of the riders as they learn a new skill which we so often take for granted,” says Bethany Young, Kehillah Director. This grant has brought Project RIDE inventory to 160 bikes for use by children with intellectual, physical, or social challenges.
“Thank you to your organization for what you do. Sarah would not be able to ride a bike without you!”
– Sarah’s mom